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Despite Hourly Fee Deal Lawyer Gets Only Contingency Amount (access required)

Even though a client was contractually obligated to pay his lawyer under an hourly rate, the trial court did not abuse its discretion by approving a lower contingency fee, the Court of Appeals has ruled. The unpublished ruling in Tillman v. Grant (South Carolina Lawyers Weekly No. 011-188-06, 6 pages) underscores the trial court's inherent authority ...

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